08 May '11, 1pm

Power Plant Bill Needs Scrubbers: There's a draft bill circulating around Capitol Hill, purportedly whipped up

There's a draft bill circulating around Capitol Hill, purportedly whipped up by American Electric Power (AEP), that would change the Clean Air Act into a kind of fast-food menu for coal-fired power plants. Plant owners would be exempted from any EPA regulations taking effect in 2010 or later - for example, the new rule requiring greenhouse gas emissions permits for large new and modified plants, proposed limits on mercury and other air toxins, and lower limits on precursors of ozone and dangerous particulate matter in 31 states east of the Rockies. Owners would be given a choice to make by 2014 - a) agree to close their coal clunkers by 2021 or replace them with natural gas, renewables, or "advanced" coal technology - "advanced" being undefined, or b) if they choose to keep them running, comply with numerical reductions in mercury, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide spell...

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Power Plant (Cartoon)

Power Plant (Cartoon)

treehugger.com 09 May '11, 1pm

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FDA Issues First Rules Under New Food Safety Bill

treehugger.com 08 May '11, 11pm

It was a game changer and a surprising one at that. Folks on Capitol Hill pronounced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...

FDA Issues First Rules Under New Food Safety Bi...

treehugger.com 08 May '11, 11pm

It was a game changer and a surprising one at that. Folks on Capitol Hill pronounced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...

FDA Issues First Rules Under New Food Safety Bill

treehugger.com 08 May '11, 11pm

It was a game changer and a surprising one at that. Folks on Capitol Hill pronounced the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act...

Why Amazon Needs to Come Clean About its Carbon...

triplepundit.com 09 May '11, 9am

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e360.yale.edu 09 May '11, 3pm

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Old King Coal Needs New Energy Team

cleantechnica.com 13 May '11, 4pm

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ucsusa.org 11 May '11, 1am

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treehugger.com 11 May '11, 1am

In addition to challenging all of us to put some effort into choosing to live a more sustainable life, to make the competi...

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care2.com 06 May '11, 10pm

In a small but interesting development, a bill that would have granted supporters of the 2008 voter enacted same-sex marri...

Support for the Boone(doggle) Pickens Bill

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globalwarming.org 05 May '11, 8pm

With the current partisan fighting over oil subsidies (and energy policy more generally), its worthwhile to look at energy...